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Obituaries: Comes and Smock

image(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Carol Comes, age 80, went to be with her Lord while under the care of her daughter Susan Rae, Shannon Rammage and Scottsbluff Nebraska Hospice. She died at home on June 18, 2013. Funeral services for Carol Comes will be held Monday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at Shoshoni Community Presbyterian Church. Graveside services to follow at the Shoshoni Lakeview Cemetery. Read the full obituary here.

The most elder parade driver this year was 95-year-old Bob Jackson of Lander, who was assisted by Dick McConnaughey. Jackson is also the most elder member of the Wind River Flywheelers, sponsor of the annual event. (Ernie Over photo)

Wind River Flywheeler event another success in Shoshoni; Steam engines remain crowd favorites

(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – The 18th annual Don Layton Memorial Antique Engine and Tractor Show was held over the weekend, with some two dozen exhibitors showing over 30 antique tractors and engines. Highlights of Sunday’s parade were tractors driven by the youngest, 8 years old, and oldest, 95 years old, drivers. Zach Osborne celebrated his 8th birthday by driving a classic John Deere tractor in the parade down Highway 26 to East Park, and Bob Jackson of Lander, above, the most elder of the participants, piloted a 1937 tractor that he worked with in his younger days. Jackson is also noted for his miniature models that he made and exhibited in past Fly Wheeler shows.

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FCAG consensus: Human Relations Committee idea still alive, plan of action needed to combat discrimination

Lander City Councilor Nancy Peiropan made a point during discussion of forming a human relations committee in the county. Waylon Olman listened. (Ernie Over photo) 

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Slope stabilization project progressing in Wind River Canyon; 1,100′ retaining wall being built

Project Inspector Ray Todd of Riverton checked progress of the 1,100 foot retaining wall. (WYDOT) 
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(Riverton, Wyo.) – Construction of an 1,100-foot retaining wall is nearly complete on the $1.88 million slope stabilization project in Wind River Canyon between Shoshoni and Thermopolis on U.S. 20/Wyoming 789.
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“The 1,100-foot wall is the longest of the five retaining walls on the project,” said Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer in Riverton.
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Scheidemantel said the contractor’s work crews are now working on a smaller retaining wall about four miles south of Thermopolis near Wedding of the Waters at the north end of Wind River Canyon. Construction of the other three “smaller” retaining walls will begin after this retaining wall is constructed.
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Scheidemantel said the contractor’s work schedule shows most work on the slope stabilization/retaining wall project expected to be complete in June. Project work will be shut down over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
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“Some paving is tentatively scheduled for late this month,” Scheidemantel said. “The progress of work will be continue to be dependent upon favorable weather.”
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Expected work on the project includes grading, draining, placing crushed gravel and asphalt paving, and other highway improvements in Wind River Canyon.
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Prime contractor for the project is Oftedal Construction, Inc., of Miles City, Mont. Contract completion date is Oct. 31, 2013.
Project Inspector Ray Todd of Riverton checked progress of the 1,100 foot retaining wall. (WYDOT)

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Obituaries: Hutchinson Sr. and Laster

Burton Hutchinson(Ethete, Wyo.) – Burton Hutchinson Sr., 84, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was born May 15, 1929 in Concho, Okla., the son of the late Judson Hutchinson and Josephine Iron Tyler. Funeral Services with Veteran Rites will be held Thursday, May 23 at Wyoming Indian High School with Harrison and Arlen Shoyo officiating. An evening service will be held Wednesday at Wyoming Indian High School from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM and a wake and Native American Church service will be held at the family residence #360 Blue Sky Highway, Ethete. Interment will be in the Mission Cemetery, Ethete. Read the complete obituary here.